Trine Søndergaard’s exihibition sheds light on what is normally hidden; dark photos of the tree roots that emerge at the slope, and the materials that we use to protect what we hold dear.
In the exhibition, Søndergaard continues her work with historical garments and textiles. The Hedebo embroidery of the 18th hundreds were in their time a treasured craft, both created and worn by women. These characteristic embroideries are connected to today as they are worn by local girls. The portrayed individuals are also themselves in between times, between girl- and womanhood, and the female world of experience is a recurring theme in Søndergaard’s work.
The Hedebo embroidery was traditionally a female craft that has since been forgotten, and yet still saved and preserved. The exhibition contains numerous significant contrasts and layers that take their starting point in Søndergaard’s interest in time and the relation between the present and the past. In the exhibition, the historical meets the contemporary with the ambition to create a third space, where people meet across times. In addition to the portraits, the exhibition also presents abstract depictions of how these textiles have been and still are kept safe and protected throughout time before their preservation in the photograph.
Source: Martin Asbæk Gallery